Experts in higher education communications and marketing.


25th Hour brings a fresh, new perspective to your marketing challenges.

Every community college marketing firm say "we're different." But we really are. When you work with us, you work with US. We don't assign you to an account manager. You have unlimited 24/7 access to each member of our team. That's right. Even on weekends and holidays because we know that community colleges are NOT 8-5 jobs.


Everyone at 25th Hour Communications has served in one or more roles within community colleges. We’ve been involved with, worked for, and experienced the benefits of a community college education from a personal perspective. We know the opportunities you provide and want to help you share your college’s special benefits with prospective students, their parents, community members, business and civic leaders and donors. With our more than 60 years combined experience working for and promoting community colleges, partnering with 25th Hour Communications can make a real difference!


Whether your needs are small or large, or even if you don’t know exactly what your needs are, we can help you identify priorities, structure effective strategies/approaches to reach your goals, and jump-start the process. We work with a team of talented professionals and strategic partners, so we can expand or contract as necessary. We work collaboratively with you throughout the project, to ensure results meet or exceed expectations. Our partnership with you will produce results best suited to the unique needs of your college. 


Your success is our success. It’s as simple as that. 25th Hour Communications assembles the right team and resources that will ensure your project is finalized on time. We don’t consider a job “done” until the work is completed and you are 100% satisfied. We focus on your needs, your objectives, and your success.

Driven Results

  • For our clients we have successfully:

  • Re-branded several community colleges

  • Increased Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 enrollment for several community colleges across the country

  • Achieved the Hispanic Serving Institution designation earning our client $2.5 million

  • Increased enrollment by 8% and top of mind awareness during an accreditation crisis

  • Increased enrollment for a community college by 8%; it was the only community college in its system that generated an enrollment increase

  • Integrated the concept of front-end marketing into college enrollment management and curriculum development

  • Successfully created and implemented recruitment campaigns for new buildings/campus centers, then created and implemented the bond campaigns to obtain funds for those buildings/centers

  • Implemented new college and district brands through integrated marketing communications, including buy-in and support from faculty, staff and students

  • Created and implemented social media campaigns leading to engagement, cross promotion, enrollment generation, and increasing following for one college by 8,000 subscribers in just 8 months


Our team is well-prepared to handle any challenge you throw at us.


Meet the Leadership team

We are a group of hard-working, talented individuals who are focused on providing great results for our clients.

We are the only firm in the country that has two CCPRO All-PROs and an NCMPR District 6 Communicator-of-the-Year. That means that when you work with 25th Hour Communications, you're working with experts who have been in the trenches ... just like you.

  Jennifer Aries  Founder & President, Strategy and Planning

Jennifer Aries
Founder & President, Strategy and Planning

  Trish Lamanita  CEO

Trish Lamanita

  Stephanie Pettis  Vice President of Planning and Strategy

Stephanie Pettis
Vice President of Planning and Strategy

  Crystal Berry  Vice President of Digital Marketing and Media

Crystal Berry
Vice President of Digital Marketing and Media

  Peter Anning  Creative Services

Peter Anning
Creative Services

  Dan Aries  Social Media

Dan Aries
Social Media

  Jeff Robertson  Marketing and Public Relations

Jeff Robertson
Marketing and Public Relations

  Melissa Magerer  Digital Communications

Melissa Magerer
Digital Communications

  Melissa McKenzie  Writing Services

Melissa McKenzie
Writing Services

  Elizabeth Pack  Web Services

Elizabeth Pack
Web Services

Anne Smith
Creative Director

  Candi Whitman  Writing Services

Candi Whitman
Writing Services


Our Partners


Let's talk about the challenges you're facing and how we can help.

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